Best gaming laptops in South Africa

Absurdly powerful laptops we desperately want

If money was no object, a gaming laptop would be in the arsenal of all gamers.

Below is a selection of the best gaming laptops currently available in South Africa, along with their online retail prices to make your bank account cringe.

We used NotebookCheck’s charts of the top 10 gaming notebooks for April 2016 to make a list of the 5 best gaming laptops available in South Africa.

Local retail prices were obtained from Rebel Tech, Computers Only, Evetech, and WebAntics.


MSI Dominator GT72S

Although the MSI GT72S 6QF model listed on NotebookCheck wasn’t available at the local retailers we checked, the almost identical 6QE model was.

It doesn’t have the standard GeForce GTX980, but NotebookCheck said the 6QE would rank similarly to the 6QF.

Computers Only has a version without Heroes of the Storm branding, with a 4GB GeForce GTX 980M, no SSDs, and a Intel Core i7 6820HQ processor for R45,399.

MSI GT72S HotS

Rating 88%
Price R58,708
Display 17.3″ 1,920×1,080 IPS G-SYNC
Graphics 8GB GeForce GTX 980M
CPU Intel Skylake Core i7–6820HK
RAM 16GB DDR4
Hard drive 256GB (2x 128GB RAID 0) M.2 + 1TB 7200rpm

Asus G752VY-RH71

Rebel Tech has a model on sale with 32GB RAM, and a 256GB PCIe SSD + 2TB 5400rpm mechanical hard drive for R44,330.

Asus ROG G752VY

Rating 87%
Price R48,999
Display 17.3″ 1,920 x 1,080 IPS G-SYNC
Graphics 4GB GeForce GTX 980M
CPU Intel Skylake Core i7–6700HQ
RAM 48GB DDR4
Hard drive 1TB SSD (2x 512GB NVME PCI-E)

MSI Titan SLI GT80S

Rebel Tech also has a Heroes of the Storm-branded model of this machine available for R83,869.

MSI GT80S 6QF Titan SLI 29TH Anniversary Edition

Rating 86%
Price R81,472
Display 18.4″ 1,920×1,080 IPS
Graphics 8GB GeForce GTX 980M SLI
CPU Intel Skylake Core i7–6820HK
RAM 32GB DDR4
Hard drive 256GB (2x 128GB RAID 0) M.2 + 1TB 7200rpm

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition

The Acer Aspire V15 Nitro with a Core i7 processor which NotebookCheck features no longer appears to be readily available online.

However, WebAntics still lists a relatively affordable model with a Core i5 CPU.

Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition

Rating 85%
Price R16,916.39
Display 15.6″ 1920×1080 IPS
Graphics 4GB GeForce GTX 960M
CPU Intel Core i5–6300HQ
RAM 8GB DDR4
Hard drive 1000GB Hybrid Hard Drive with 8GB Cache SSD

Gigabyte P37X v5

A model with 32GB RAM is available at Evetech for R44,999.

Gigabyte P37X v5

Rating 84%
Price R39,745
Display 17.3″ 1920×1080 IPS LED
Graphics 8GB NVIDIA GeForce 980M
CPU Intel Skylake Core i7–6700HQ
RAM 8GB DDR4
Hard drive 256GB M.2 SSD + 2TB 5400rpm

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